Clarese Dixon

Registrar & Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusion



Clarese Dixon grew up in Rogers Park on Chicago’s north side. She studied performing arts and classical music while attending Lane Tech High School and developed a love for working with young people. After graduation, Clarese completed two AmeriCorps service programs focused on youth literacy, civic engagement, social justice, and youth empowerment. She then earned a B.A. focused on Youth Development from DePaul University. Clarese has been a mentor, educator and trainer for students, families and fellow educators since 2000. Clarese and her family currently reside on Chicago’s South Side where her hobbies include: reading, traveling and a judging cheerleading competitions.